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All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum
temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
'Myrtifolia Aurea Maculata' is a compact large evergreen shrub with purple young stems. Leaves small, ovate, with short, regular spines and a deep yellow central blotch. Flowers small, dull white in spring or early summer
'Fastigiata' is a slow growing, narrow, columnar evergreen Japanese holly with neat convex glossy dark green leaves. Small black fruits follow the tiny white flowers in late summer and autumn
'Ripley Gold' is a bushy, small evergreen tree or large shrub with broadly oval, almost spineless, leaves that are boldly-splashed with yellow and pale green. Flowers small, dull white; berries brownish-red, not abundant
'Sunny Foster' is a slow-growing, conical evergreen shrub to 4m tall, with narrow, spiny green or bronze young leaves becoming bright yellow in summer, with female flowers followed by red berries in autumn
Blue Prince is a large, prickly, evergreen shrub with dark, purplish-green stems and dark, bluish-green foliage. It has small, white flowers in spring but, as a male, produces no berries
'Argentea Marginata' is a medium-sized evergreen tree of conical outline, with spiny, undulate leaves boldly edged with cream and tinged pink when young. Flowers small, dull white; berries bright red
'Golden Queen' is a small evergreen tree or shrub with broad, spiny ovate leaves boldly margined in bright golden-yellow. Flowers small, dull white
Blue Angel is a dense, slow growing evergreen shrub to 4m tall, with neat, dark blue-green, spiny leaves to 4cm long, and small white flowers followed by bright red berries
'Belgica Aurea' is a vigorous small evergreen tree or shrub with almost entire leaves to 10cm in length, dark green edged with creamy-yellow. Flowers small, white; berries red, sparsely produced
'Pyramidalis Fructu Luteo' is a vigorous large evergreen shrub or small tree to 6m, conical in habit, with dark green, variably spiny, narrowly ovate leaves. Flowers small, dull white and followed, when cross-pollinated, by abundant, bright yellow berries
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